inspections

Nationwide brake inspection blitz running this week

All of next week, inspectors will ramp up enforcement across North America to target brake violations.

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Nebraska dinging truckers with random inspection sprees

Through the fall, these blitzes will continue to target commercial vehicles with routes that usually do not go outside cities or by weigh stations. MAPS teams consist of 20-24 Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division officers and are largely funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Amid expansion, Drivewyze opens Dallas office

The Drivewyze company's PreClear weigh-station bypass service has opened a new office in Dallas and has hired Ken McCann as vice president of sales to lead an expanding sales team there.

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CVSA sets dates for this year’s Safe Driver Week enforcement spree

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers for a week in October.

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Surprise inspection blitz puts 13.9 percent of trucks inspected out of service

The inspection blitz, part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program, was conducted in 31 states and Canadian provinces. A total of 6,128 commercial vehicles had their brakes checked during the unannounced event.

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Texas Roadcheck numbers offer preview of overall inspection spree results

The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 7,795 commercial vehicles during the three-day inspection effort held June 7-9 nationwide and placed 1,751 of these vehicles out-of-service.

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POLL: How long has it been since you had a ‘clean’ inspection?

Incidence of clean inspections, showing no violations, nationally has tracked around 40 percent, give or take, since the CSA program's advent in late 2010. How long ago was your last clean inspection?

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On the scene: Roadcheck 2016 sights from a Mississippi scale house

Overdrive spent some time with the Mississippi Department of Transportation at the westbound Kewanee weigh station on I-20/59 as Roadcheck 2016 kicked off Tuesday morning, detailed in the photos here.

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Nationwide inspection blitz runs Tuesday-Thursday

In addition to their focus on full Level I inspections, inspectors will focus on tires, too. They'll be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tires to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls.

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The Roadcheck effect, take two: 10 toughest states for tire violations

Analysis of data from calendar year 2015 shows a marked "Roadcheck effect" for June inspections, much more pronounced than that seen in a similar 2014 analysis. Roadcheck 2016 is set for next week. Are you prepared?

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